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Vol. 5 ** PICKENS, S. C., THURSDAY, JANUAg 24, 1895.
All the ehoicest fabrics and
niewest styles known to the
fashion world, are now display
ed by
83, Main St. Greenville, S. C.
These gnrments are the finest specimens of the tai'oriig
art aid without exception the most tastefuilly-made good
ever shown in Greenville,
Is it not to your interest to buy where you can combine
style quality and economy? This can be done at
83, Main, St, Greenville, S. C.
We are stocked from Cellar
to Garrett with every thing
known to the Clothing trade
and at such prices as will sur
prise even the passer.by.
250 Suits at $6.50 Worth $10.00
350 " " 7.50 " 11.00
250 " " 8.50 " 12.50
175 '- " 12.00 " 16.50
275 " " 15.50 " 20.06
300 " 16.50 " 25.00
A full line of Boys #kI.d Childrens Shirts at the samew
And as for Ovecoats, and Rubbers. "McIntosh'' Coats,
we can compete with the world, in both styles, colors and
22ilTHESE GOODS Must be sold at once Regard
?less of profit. Be sure to call at 83 Main Street, before
83 Main Street,
;November, 1-94. (*REENVILLE, S. 0
(Succesor to B~ates & iihrgtisor,]
Carriages, Phatons, Surreys,
~VEH10LES, of all kinds, IinRiNFSS., Robes. SADDlLES.
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EverythIng In Rcadiness
for 4%1d Weather Wants.
PRICESI Woll horo are a few
11 White Blankets, 65c.
All wool Red flannel, 121c.
Extra hoavy all wool red twilled
flannel, 15c.
Whito flartols from 121c.Bto,
50c., por yard, guaranteod fully
twenty-fiv per cent, under value.
White Canton flannols at 5, 7,,,
and 10 cents, that aro world beat -
JEANS! IHero wo are strictly in
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20 conts, at 25 conts we soll you
the best makes (all wool filling)
of Georgia and Tennessee goods.
Mens and Ladies plain and rib
bed wmtor weight under vest, from
25 cents to $2.00.
34 inch Henrietta and Cassi
mere in block and colors at 15c.,
a yard.
86 inch all wool dress flannel at
25 cents.
54 inch all wool dress flannel at
50 cents,
25 Yards extra heavy Shirting,
for $1.00.
21 Yards, yard wide Soa Island,
for $1.00.
50 Dozen Childrens Heavy rib
bed Hose, at 5 cents, well worth
121 cents.
Our Shoe stock is just full of
good things for Babies, Children,
Mon and Women. The best Ladies
$1.00 Shoes to 1e had anywhere.
Mail orders will receive prompt
attention. Call on us at 15 Pen
dleton Street.
Nov. 8-94. Gree'nville, S. C.
Jobbers of Ci9s and Tobacco,
Now is the time for sowing
field soeds. When you wvant. to
Crimson Clover Seed,
Red Clover Seed,
Kentucky Blue Grass Seeds.
Orchard Grass Seeds,
Silver Ball Onion Seed.
Pompeii Onion Seeds,
Or any other Seeds, go to
And when you want to buy
Coffee, (Seed-tick, Rio,)
Or anything in the Grocery line,
Oc.1107 Main-st., Greenville.
Many P'ersonis
Are broken down from overwork or househ'old
cares Blrowvn's iron Bitters
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It is work, however, and those
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tact, perseveranicc, and the
respect of their community.
Think this matter over care
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ther in formation on request.
W. J. Roddey, Manager,
Rock 11111, S. C.
The Army of the Cumberland i
awakoning. For months its 80 miles o:
torpid length have been marked b
clusters of white tents like the rings o:
a gigantic annoonda. But now there Ii
an arousing from its long period o:
lethargy. The tents are being struck
the men are stuffing knapsacks, rollinj
blankets or swallowing from tin cups i
last draft of invigorating coffee. Wagoni
aro being loaded with all kinds of caml
equipage - tonts, camp cots, cookinj
utensils, the pine tables and army deski
of the staff departments. Here ordorlioe
aro holding horses, waiting their ridors,
and there mon are strapping blankets oi
ponchos behind saddles or crammink
bacon and "hard tack" into havorsacks,
while strikers empty the contents of th<
demijohn into canteens. Each regimont
as soon as formed moves out into th(
road, the whole taking up the line o
march by brigades and divisions.
It is the right or head of the monstoi
that awakens first. The main body o
this wing moves diagonally toward th<
front and loft, while cavalry pushes di.
rootly south to conceal the movomon
and produco a false impression on the on
omy. All day the infantry and artillory
work their way over dirt roads, the moi
marobing at will, smoking, chatting,
laughing, the Irish regiments cracking
jokes, the Germans singing, all with thal
bsprit which pervades an army just start
kng after a long period of idleness oi
p now campaign. A lashing of artiller
orses, a cursing of mules, words o
command, bugle calls, picket firing, thi
occasional boom of a gun, mingle con
fusedly and in a country used only t
the peaceful lowing of cattle or th<
song of birds. Throughout its wholi
length the Army of the Cumberland ii
In motion, advancing on that campaigi
which is to maneuver the Confederato
Dut of Tennessee and load up to the bat.
ble of Chickamauga.
On a road running parallel with tho
Cumberland mountains, which flank th4
Union army on its left, a strange look
Ing vehiclo is going at a breakneck pac
toward the south. The horso is a ra,%
boned animal with long legs and nel
while the vehicle-a buggy-is so b
spattered with mud that what paint r4
nains on it is invisiblo. The bottom j
artly gone; the dashboard would 1
through a cannon ball without being ir
jured; the springs are badly bont; th
top, which is lot down-there are n
props to hold it up-is shriveled an,
'torn, its tatters flying behind in th
wind. A woman in a striped onlio
dress. F% sunbonnet of the samo material
a pair of colored spectacles on her nose
holds the reins and urgos forward thi
horse. Yet strango looking ans is thi
conveyance and its occupant, for tha
time and region there is nothing unusu
al in the appearance of either. Th
country people inhabiting that portioe
of Tennessce are not cultured, and un
couthness is rather the rule than the cx
Coming to a place where she can go
a full view for some distance ahead, th
woman glances over the intervonini
space between her and the next rise il
the undulating ground. Soeing nothin;
to doter, she drives her horse on as rai
,idly as she can force him to go. He
buggy careens till it is in danger of g<
ing over; she is bounced fronm her sci
with a prospect of being sent ever tla
dashboard; the mud flies, the hers
wheezes, the buggy groans, but there
no slackening of pace.
"Go on, Bobby, go on !"
Turning a curve in the road partl
hidden by trees, she sees a cavalry canm
ahead. In the road an effloor stands tall
Ing to a man in a farm wagon, besid
whom, on a board scat, its two end
resting on the wagon's sides, sits a bo
of 14, while on a back seat, evidont]
borrowed from a more pretentious vt
hiole, is a young girl, perhaps three c
four years the boy's senior.
The woman of the striped dress drov
up to the group, and drawing rein lsten
ed to what they were saying.
"Cap, " said the farmer--all officer,
in the Union army wore called by thi
people of the country either cap or gin
oral or mistor--"cap, I want tor g<
through the lines powerful bad."
"'Well, Oi'm thinkin, me good man,'
replied the officer, with the brogue of ar
Irishman, "that's exactly what 014
Rosy wants to do nloss ho prefers to gol
behind 'em and bag 'em from the rear.'
'"Oh, I don't mean fighttin I I wanti
ter go hum peaceful."
"Can't pass ye, mo good man. Oi'v<
orders niot to pa~ss any one south whil<
the army is miovin. There's no nced t<
be tellin ye that all day. Once ought t<
be suffiient."
"What's thet?" cried a sh t'ill voice
from the buggy. "You don't mean fo
tor tell me I can't go hum?"
"01 fear, mne dear leddy, that y~o can't
9f ye live beyond our lines. "
"fl'm t And so you uns hovkonmdowl
hyar ter make wvar on women. "
"Well, now, that depends on the kin<
of war. We've come down vi ot armni,
as my old preceptor at the university
used to ay--od bless 'limi Iko1c onougl:
the vi is for the men and the armis foi
the women. "
"I don't koor, " replied the woman.
"You uns hiain't got no business fo' toi
come down hyarnohow. You're a mis'
blo set o' black abolishioners. I'm
gal 'thout nothin tor fight with, and yoi
"Beauty and the beast, " intrrupte(
the offlooer, b3owing.
"Now, see hyar, Mr. Yank, I got toi
go hum. Pop hie's away, and mothei
she's sick in bed."
The of~oer soratohod his head ant
im e.
r. o+94 BY a"tCAN PaESS ASSQC1AyiD1W*
"Well, me friends, " he said pasent.
ly, "O'm thinkin Oi'l1 rofor the ease of
all of yez to brigade headquarters.
Would yo moind sittin where ye-aro till
I got an answer?"
"Rookon not, " from the farmor. Q
"Hurry up, " said tho wom In the
buggy. "Mother's waitin fo' mia"
The officer stopped into his tend near
by and came out with a poncil and *iho
back of an old lotter. With these h
proceeded to take down the information r
required. Approaching the buggy, go
said: V
"Will yo plaze favor me with yoi .
patronymieo'-ho paused while ho look- ,
od to see if sho wero young or old
"My what?"
"Your patronymic."
"Oh, talc Tonnossool"
"Well, then, your cognomen."
"See hyar, Mr. Officer, of you want ter
git anything outen mno, you want to talk
squar'. "
"Please toll me Tour namo."
"Botsy Baggs. And yours?" t
"Major Burke, at your servico. Are r
ye Union or"
"Where do ye want to go?"
"And that is at"- V
"Why are ye hero?"
"I boon tor MacMinuvillo ter see
mother's old doctor."
"There's a shorter road from Mac
r Minnvillo than this. Why didn't yo take
. it?"
The girl showed a slight confusion.
"Oh, I got a friend at Franklin col
lege. She uns and I uns allus bon power
ful thick. "
After getting the data as to all the
3 party the major called a mounted man
I and directed him to take it to headquar
3 ters and ask for instructions.
"Do ye know who to take it to?" he
asked of the man as he was about to
ride away.
"It's to the gineral I'm takin it."
"The gineral? Man, would you get
me court martialed for disregard of the
regulations? Take it to the chafe of
staff, yo lunkhead, and from him ye'll
- C
:v '~ 's
"See htyar, Mr. Oficer."
t get the answer. It's not the loikes of
Syou can approach the gineral. Moind
I now, and don't spind the time talkhi
' with the guard."
While the messenger was away the
party listened to the voluble tongue of
r the young Confederate sympathizer in
~the buggy. She entered into the eausoa
;of the wvar, depicted the benefits of no
0 gre slavery, espoolally on the slave,
0 spoke admiringly of all Confederate
Ls soldiers and ransacked the dictionary
to find words to express her loathing of
Y "Come, now, Miss Bags," said the
p major good naturedly. "' hereo's a young
fellow in me regiment who'll suit ye
0o exactly. He is an Oirishman from the
Ls crown of his head to the sole of his fut.
y He only came over a fow years aigo. Hie
y is as smart as a whip. There was but '
one gurrol in County Cavan who eould
rw outtalk 'im. That's tho reason he left ~
0 " When I want a man, I reckon I can
find one right hyar outen the yarth o'
Tennessee 'thout gein to Oiroland tor
2 Aind one. Is ho redheaded?"
3 "Red as the hini of an artillery offi
-owr's cap." "
"What kind o' eges?" a
"Blue as a robin s egg."
"Waal, trot him out. I'll take a look ~
at him."
"Oi'll call him meself, " and the ma
jer wont into one of the tents. There ho ~
found Corporal Ratigan, the man he C
"Corporal Rats, " he said--every one
3 called the corporal Rlats-"there's a
3 gurrol out there that wants to go through
3 the lines. OI'vo sent to brigade head
3 quarters to find out if they'll give hew a
pass. I want ye to make hew acquaint- '
"At your service, major, " said the
corporal, saluting. And the two walked ai
cut to where the travelers were waiting. r
"Miss Baggs," said the ma ow "al-I
'low me to prosint Corporal atigan, b
commonly oalled Rats by his comrades,
one of the most gallant men in the reg. i
Corporal Rlatigan bowed and uncov. e
eroed a head of harflyup to hema- I
'jor's desoription of It. It surmounted t
one of the most honest of countenanco. I
There was an air of gentility about the ~
man despite his private's uniform, and '
the smile with which he greeted the ~
;young woman could not have been more C
bewitching had ho saluted a marobion
oss. Admiration few the strapping Irish
IYankee soldier stood big in hiiss Blagg'
r "How do?" she said, with something1
? that was intended for a bow. "Yer a
party likely lookin feller of you air p lay'
i inY1k. You'd better 'a' staid in OIre
rand than come doWn hyair~er make war
M women. "
"And have 01 overpainted the beauti
kil tint of his hair?" asked the major,
laughing. "It'd make good winter hair;
oodn't hoy no fire in the house. "
Horses' hoofs were heard down the
oad, and in a few minutes the mosson
;er who had been sent to headquarters
odo up.
"Where's the answer?" asked the ma
"Divil an answer did Oi get, major,"
aid the man, saluting awkwardly.
"And what d'ye mean by that "
"Well, 01 komt up to headquarthers,
nd the ginoral was gettin oft of his
arso to go in his tint. 'Have yo any
bin for me, me man?' he asked. 'Niver
worrud, ginoral,' 01 answered, salutin
capeotful. 'What's the paper ye have
a your belt?' 'It's for the chafe of staff.
Well, give it to me.' 'Divil a bit, gin
ral; it's not for the loikes of me to be
'ivin yez a paper. Oi'm instruoted to
WrO it to the ohafo of staff.' 'Givo me
he papor, yo oussed Oirishman,' he
aid, 'or Oi'l sind yo to the guard tint.'
Nivor will 01 be guilty of breakin the
ogulations or the articles of war, gin.
ral.' 'Corporal of the guard1' yelled
he gineral.
"Tho corporal kom and saluted the
inoral, hiii rod as Corporal Ratigan's
ead. 'Take that paper from that manzi
roared. Well, boin surrounded by
po guard who woro at the corporal's
1, 01 surrendered."
"And thin?" gaspod the major, glar
at the stupid messenger.
And thin tho ginoral said, 'Go to
or'amp and toll Major Burke to put
o in the guard tint for 24 hours. And
ihiunhe sinds another orderly to mo not
D sind a rooruit, or Oi'll put him in ar
"By the howly -1 Yo infernal,
%w --4 Did yo got no answor?"
" 'Oi'l sind an answer by a soldier
,ho has boon proporly retained,' said
'm gineral. Didn't yo tell me right,
"Corporal of the guardl" eriod tho
major by way of reply.
"Take that man, " he said when the
orporal came, "to tho guard tent."
As the messenger was marched away,
)rotosting against the injustico of his
reatment for obeying orders, a staff
filoor rode up. Taking the major apart,
ko instructed him to lot tho applicants
,o through, provided they would tako
nu oath not to give any information con
orning the Union troops to the enemy.
Vith the passes ho brought a suggestion
rom the general to send soio person
rith one or the other of the two parties
ndor pretense of an escort, but really
iith a view to discovering the proximity
f the enemy. Now that the main army
vas moving, it might be well to discover
f the cavalry on its flank had fallen
,aok. The ground was unfavorable for
% reconnoissanoo; hence the suggestion
1o got information by stratogom.
The major hunted the camp for a Bi
5bo on which to administer the oath
md called on Corporal Ratigan to help
im. He explained the general's re
luost and told Ratigan that he wanted
din to go with Miss Daggs. laving
riven the corporal a full understanding
it what was required of him, 1e wont
aok to the party with a Bible, follow
d by Ratigan.
The farmer and his family woro first
worn, and then the major offered to
wear Miss Baggs.
"I hain't goin tor do no swearin," sho
%id dofiantly.
"Oi'm glad to hear that," remarked
~orporal Ratigan.
"What fo', fire top?" she asked, sur
"Oi'd be breakin me heart at partin
vith ye."
"You hain't got no heart nohow, or
rou wouldn't be in the Yankee army."
"Don't ye believe it, " exclaimed the
najor; "his heart's as warrum as the
ioier of his hair. Come, young leddy,
nake the oath. Oi'd be sorry to bo parti n
ro from yer mother and she sufl'erin. "
"I won't. "
"Won't ye take it for moi sako?" quo
~ied Ratigan, with a mock appeal.
"You'll hoev ter git some un uglier'n
rou uns ter move me. I hanL. r after
ugly men, but you uns ain't quite ugly
nough to' me. "
"Now ye 'ro talkin with a seductive .
ongue, " quoth Ratigan. "If the major
viil permit, Oi've a ind to soe ye
brough the linos meself without the
The corporal looked slyly46i the majgr,
ud the major returned the corporal's
ty glance.
"Very well," said Burke. "Ye go
'ith her, and moind that she isn't keeps
m her ols open to see things for Ginerai
ragg's benefit.. Miss Baggs, if yo'll
ist keep lookin roit into the corporal's
lue arbs, ye'll got through all right,
nd if ye're tempted to look aside just
*x 'em on his head, and yo'1l be blinhd
The eorporal went for his horse,
uokied on his revolver, and coming
aek started out to play diplomat-n
thor words, to acquire knowledge by
trategy. ____ I
A wAIn oJP WIra.
Corporal Ratigan rode gallantly be
ide Miss Basggs, the two keeping up a
onstant picoket firing, which occasional
r warmed to the dignity of a skirmish.
riss Baggs was in' anx excellent humor
id the corporal quite delighted at the
lo lhe was playing. Hoe protondced to
atolh her carefully whenever anything
alonging to the army was passed on
xo road, while he was secretly forming
is plans for getting far enough on the
ray to determine the proximity of the
nemy. He felt no suspicion as to Miss
inggs carrying information. Boing on
be fiank of the army, she would not be
Ikely to have much information to
arry. The country people wore con
tantly passing between the lines, and
onsidering their harrowing excuses no
ne exeept with a heart of stone could
veil provent them.
"What's in the box ye have with
0?" asked Ratigan, looking at a square
Itt10 box on the seat beside her. It had
icon covered with a shawl, which had
allen from over it, exposing it to view.
"Thet? Thiot's a philosophy machine.
Inna anne my end, na1 rlassiok she
knows -it healp 6' things. he's tryin ter
beat some on 'em inter my poro noddle.
Reckon she won't he- no easy time."
"What branch does she teach ye with
"Wana, you soe, mother, sho'ssufferin
with palsy, and this hyar box is a--waal,
Sal, sho calls it a gal-gal"
"Galvanio battery?"
"Thot's it. You hit it right thar. A
galvanio battery. We uns 're goin ter
try 't on mother. Lord a-massy, what's
She directed his attention from the
box to a oloud of smoke hanging over
the gaps in the hills far to the west.
They were crossing a mountain spur and
could soo It quite plainly.
"There's foightin goin on there," re
marked the orporal.
"And youuns air gittin licked, " ob
ierved the rebellious Miss Baggs.
"How d'yo know that?" asked Rati
gan, surprised that she should know
anything about it.
"Oh, I roekoni"
"It's a quaro thing-tho reokonin of
;urrels. "
"Waal, you see, women hain't got the
b)ig heads men hov. They can't reason
hiings out. They hev tar jump at 'em
mnobbo, like ants. Ants is powerful
small, but they're most times right
when they reckon."
Ratigan made 110 reply. He was
thinking that Miss Baggs did not appear
to bo so plain a personage as ho at first
thought her. Ho looked at her hands,
inoased in coarse gloves, and noticed
that they wore small for "poor white
Her attire was very cheap, and her
cowhide shoes did not betoken reflue
mont, but somohow he began to gather
a notion that Miss Baggs was not so
dreadfully conmon as sho appeared.
The corporal onmo of an excellent fam
ily in his native land, and under ordi
uary circumstaneos could dotoot refino.
nont. JIo looked for Miss Baggs to use
iomo expression beyond the hon of a
"poor whito" girl, but she did not. So
Lie dismissed the matter from his mind
and began to wondor what exouse ho
could make to go on with her under flag
of truce whon she should pass the Union
"Wo uni air gon slow enough ter
worrit i snail," remarked Miss Baggs.
"And why should we be gin faster?"
"Whar'd you steal thet critter?" she
asked, Instead of replying, looking side
wiso at tho corporal's mount. "It's
likely nuff fo' Tonnessee blood."
"Oh! That's United States. Don't
ro soo the 'U. S.' branded on him?"
"Can he trot?"
"H1e cau beat anything in the bri
"D'you think he can trot with this
hyar critter o' mine."
Ratigan looked at her rawboned brute
and burst into a laugh.
"Waal, now, you noodn't take on so.
Reckon I o'd give you a brush nf you
was minded."
"All right, mo dear. Hero's a straight
bit of road. "
"Fo' what stakos?"
"A $5 greenback."
"Agin Confederate money?"
"With pleasure."
The corporal drow forth a crisp $5
bill. Aid Miss Baggs put the thumb
[ind fingor of one hand in the palm of
the other under her glove and drow
aut a Confedorato shinplaster.
"Who holds the stakes?" asked the
oerporal gloof ally.
"You uns."
"Divil a bit. The lady shall hold
'cm. "
She took thmo bill ho handed hiar and
gave timelines a jerk with a "Git along
ilhar I Rlemmber, it's a trottin race. "
Ratigan was at a disadvantage from
the first. Hoe did not dare to use his
spurs lest his horse should break fronm a
trot. Miss Daiggs' aimal hogan to reach
his lank leg:; out, triangulating In a
lumbcrinlg fashion that put him over
the ground at no inconsiderable speed.
The corporal did his best and kept pace
pretty wol I.
"Rockon my Bob Leo kill knock the
stuffhn outon your critter, Mr. Sojor.
Qit up, Bob."
With that Bob increased thme length
)f his triangulations, Increasing their
requonoey at the same time. The result
vas that lbe carried the old buggy with
3atsy Blagge in it right away from the
Hoe qavo his horse the spur.
eorperal. Indeed Ratigan foll behind
toadily. If ho should break from a trot,
0 would lose the race; if he shouldi keep
p his trot, lie would lose Miss Baggi.
Suddenly an oficeor appeared onl the
ond, and~ regarding him sternly ordered
lim to halt.
"Oi'mi followin the young lady, sir.
)i 'mf on official business far the gineral,
ommnandin the --th cavalg' bri
" Well, my man, you're a well dis
3iplinod ordorly. You keep the regula-.
blon 40 paces to tho rear. Give your
llorso the spur and eatoh up."
Ratigan, who could not well explain
to an oficeor that he was running araca,
and fearing to lose his chagg; ,ggnjg
horse the spur and dasJ'tI after her at a
gallop, He renohod flier in a "blown" '+
"Oi'vo lost, " he .oried out of breath.
"Recokon you hav0, " was Miss Blaggs'
sole reply.
"The money's your's."
"Reckon It air, " rop'ented Mdiss Bagg.
"Yor always raokonin. Mobbo ye
reokonod about the and of the raoo loike.oJ
the amit ye woero talkin about."
At that moment they spied the out~
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